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The Samaritan (2012)

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After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

Director:

David Weaver

Writers:

Elan Mastai (screenplay), David Weaver (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Foley
Luke Kirby ... Ethan
Ruth Negga ... Iris
A.C. Peterson ... Miro
Gil Bellows ... Bartender Bill
Aaron Poole ... Jake
Tom McCamus ... Deacon
Martha Burns ... Gretchen
Deborah Kara Unger ... Helena
Tom Wilkinson ... Xavier
Rob Archer ... Vernon Hicks
Diana Leblanc ... Celia
Rufus Crawford ... Construction Foreman
Andrew Butcher ... Construction Worker
Frank Moore ... Walker
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After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

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You've got to know a secret to tell a secret.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Samaritan was Samuel L. Jackson's character's nickname in Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995). See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, when Iris is shot and needs a blood transfusion, Foley tells the doctor to use his blood because 'it will work.' However, parents are not automatically compatible blood donors to children. They could actually have different blood types which are incompatible. See more »

Quotes

Foley: [Handing Ethan his gun] If he's touched her, kill yourself.
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Soundtracks

Cost is Too High (Not To Love)
Written & Performed by Adaline
Courtesy of Light Organ Records
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Stylish Neo Noir
7 April 2012 | by messiercatSee all my reviews

Samuel Jackson shows off his acting chops in this gritty action thriller, with supporting actors doing a great job. He plays a man fresh out of prison after twenty five years who wants to go straight, but as it's mentioned in the movie, cons always say that at first. His past catches up to him in a huge way. Sure, we've seen plenty of this before, but the action moves right along with suitably dark sets and mood music to accompany all the nifty twists and turns. A nice surprise is young Ruth Negga who more than holds her own with the veterans. All in all a good effort, well worth the time to seek out, especially for Jackson fans.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Samaritan See more »

Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,744, 20 May 2012

Gross USA:

$2,521

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,220
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2.35 : 1
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